Pope and the Witch, The

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Opened May 3, 2000
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The Irondale Ensemble Project will present the premiere of Nobel Prize winning Italian playwright Dario Fo's, The Pope and the Witch. This rollicking comedy concerns a nameless but very familiar Pope who suddenly finds himself suffering from a variety of strange afflictions ranging from a irrational fear of children to paralysis. A specialist arrives accompanied by a rather odd missionary nun. But this particular nun isn't who or what she seems: she's actually a radical hypnotist and healer. Her unconventional remedies cure the Pope's afflictions and he couldn't be happier--until he discovers her activities in support of abortion and the legalization of drugs. Eventually, he begins to see things her way, which leads to a startling Papal proclamation that threatens to turn the entire world upside down. $15 tickets for seniors and students.